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Driver: Ty Dillon
- Driver, No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Camaro
- Date of Birth: 2/27/1992
- Hometown: Welcome, N.C.
- Residence: Welcome, N.C.
- Marital Status: Married, Haley
- Twitter: @TyDillon
- Hobbies: Dirt Racing, Hunting, Fishing, Dirt Bike Riding, Golfing
Ty Dillon embarks on his third full-time season of competition in the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series driving the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/WESCO/Rheem Chevrolet Camaro with crew chief Nick Harrison.
In 2015, Dillon competed for the XFINITY Series driver championship and was in contention until the last race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Dillon ultimately finished third in the standings with 12 top-five and 25 top-10 finishes, both career-high totals. Veteran crew chief Nick Harrison was assigned crew chief duties of the No. 3 Chevrolet midway through the 2015 season and together Dillon and Harrison recorded 15 top-10 finishes in 19 starts.
Dillon also made five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts in the No. 33 Chevrolet SS for Circle Sport Racing, including his first Daytona 500 start. He finished a career-high 14th at Michigan International Speedway in the No. 33 Nexium® 24HR Chevrolet SS.
Growing up in a racing family, Dillon began turning laps at the age of 13 driving for family owned and operated Team Dillon Racing, which is based on the campus of Richard Childress Racing. He traveled the East Coast racing dirt late models, super late models, modified and US Legends cars.
The Welcome, N.C., native ran a limited schedule in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East division in 2010, while competing full time in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, earning his first career win in the series at Gresham Motorsports Park in August, in addition to two top-five and four top-10 finishes and 15 laps led. He went on to win the 2011 ARCA Championship in his first full season of competition recording seven wins, seven poles, 13 top-five and 16 top-10 finishes driving the No. 41 RCR Chevrolet Impala. In 22 ARCA Series starts, Dillon won nine times.
In 2011, Dillon made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Kentucky Speedway followed by racing full-time in the Truck Series during the 2012 and 2013 seasons in the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Silverado. His first career NCWTS win came at Atlanta Motor Speedway in August 2012 propelling him to the Series’ Sunoco Rookie of the Year award.
Dillon won two NCWTS races in 2013 at Kentucky Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway and finished runner up in the driver championship point standings. In his two full-time seasons, he recorded three wins, 16 top-five, 29 top-10 finishes and four pole awards. He was awarded the 2013 Camping World Truck Series Most Popular Driver award.
During the 2012 and 2013 seasons, Dillon also raced a part-time schedule in the XFINITY Series, making his debut at Dover International Speedway. In 12 starts during that time period, Dillon recorded four top-10 finishes and one top-five finish. He moved to full-time XFINITY Series competition in the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro in 2014 with crew chief Danny Stockman.
Dillon drove to a fifth-place finish in the XFINITY Series driver championship point standings during the 2014 season as a Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender, garnering one win at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, seven top-five, 24 top-10 finishes and three pole awards. He also made his Sprint Cup Series debut at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the No. 33 Chevrolet SS for Circle Sport Racing.
Dillon continues to race competitively for Team Dillon Racing in the No. 41 car competing in several DIRTcar National events annually. He won the DIRTcar UMP Modified Gator Championship at Volusia Speedway Park in 2011, 2012 and 2014 prior to Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway.
Married in December 2014 (Haley), he spends much of his free time outdoors – mountain biking, hunting, fishing or hiking. Dillon is an avid sports fan, rooting for the Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Braves and Charlotte Hornets. He’s also in several fantasy leagues, including one with his brother, Austin, and other members of Richard Childress Racing.